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Grapevine: Misquote on Maya Angelou's stamp

Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Return to Sender?

The Postal Service has released a limited edition stamp honoring the late poet and writer Maya Angelou featuring a quote that she did not write.

It says -- quote -- "a bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

The line has been wrongly attributed to Angelou before including by President Obama last year.

It is actually from a collection of poems by children's book author Joan Walsh Anglund.

The Postal Service defends the decision by saying Angelou referenced the line in multiple interviews.

But a spokesman admits -- quote -- "Had we known about this issue beforehand, we would have used one of Angelou's many other works."

Like Father, Like Son

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is really taking after his father, at least when it comes to over-the-top claims.

UPI reports on a new subject North Korean middle and high school students will be taught this year titled -- Kim Jong Un's Revolutionary Activities.

Entire chapters are dedicated to the leader's childhood achievements including supposedly learning to drive at age three, and winning a yacht race against all odds when he was nine.

The leader's late father once nailed 11 holes-in-one in a single round of golf, at least, according to North Korean media.

Head of the Table

Finally, one national guardsman was caught red-faced and on camera when he got the surprise of a lifetime.

Lance Futch said he was expecting to be in the audience during a news conference last week with a senior White House official and dressed accordingly in a white polo.

Then, the President of the United States walked in and sat down a seat away from him.

He knew he was underdressed, telling the New York Post -- quote -- "I'm looking down at my white polo going, 'Well, if I would have known this, I would have worn my military blues."

He also said he thought -- quote -- "My commander on the base is going to kill me for this."

The solar company that employs Futch admits on Reddit a mixup led to Futch being invited to that meeting instead of the CEO.